Angela (Pahls-Davies) Falting, 90, Topeka
TOPEKA – Angela M. (Pahls-Davies) Falting age 90 went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Midland Hospice House, Topeka KS. She was born June 14, 1928 at the family farm in Tipton, KS, the daughter of Casper and Anna (Junk) Pahls.
After graduating from Tipton High School, she taught at Holy Corners Country School and later moved to Beloit, KS. While in Beloit, she worked as a bookkeeper for Co-op and Beloit Laundry and Dry Cleaners where she met Frank Davies. They were married January 14, 1948 and this union was blessed with six children. In 1954 Frank and Angela took over ownership of Beloit Laundry and Dry Cleaners from Frank’s mother. The summer of 1969, Angela moved to St Joseph, MO as the Associate Director for Fashion Two Twenty Cosmetics and managed her own studio. After the move to St Joseph the marriage between Frank and Angela dissolved. Angela later married Donald L. Falting on June 4, 1976. Don’s job allowed them to travel the United States and Angela continued her work as a bookkeeper for some of the construction sites where Don worked. When Don retired, they made their home in Topeka, KS and Fredericksburg, TX.
Angela was preceded in death by her parents, Casper and Anna (Junk) Pahls, brothers, Casper, Jacob, Ralph, Lewis, Merwyn Pahls; sisters, Delores Powell and Rosemary Deneke; her first husband, Frank Davies and their daughter Denise Thompson. She is survived by her husband, Donald Falting; children, Deborah (Greg) Doyle, Topeka, KS, Rebecca (Sharon Bean) Davies, Beloit, KS, Gina (Tony) Overton, Albuquerque, NM, Cynthia (John) Locke, Kansas City, MO and Scott (Beth) Davies, Beloit, KS. Step-children, Suzanne (Terry) Hall, Brownsville, TX, Gary (Rose) Falting, Fredericksburg, TX and Donna (John) Olvera, Brownsville, TX, brother Lawrence Pahls, Salina, KS, sisters Helen Blado, Great Bend, Lillian Harris, Bossier City, LA, 24 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and many sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Angela’s sister Lillian has a gift of writing and the family asked her to share some memories: My sister was a woman of many facets….. teacher, book-keeper, business woman, wife and mother. A couple of months after graduating from Tipton High School, a little country school a few miles from our farm found itself in need of a teacher. Not finding one, the school board waived the requirement of being a licensed teacher and offered the position to Angela. The school was known as Holy Corners because it was located across from what was once an active Catholic Church. She had 16 students, teaching all eight grades. Two of the pupils would one day become her sisters-in-law. Angela loved accounting and had a real talent for it. She was the book-keeper for years for the family business. She also set up accounting systems for local businesses. For several years she owned a Fashion Two Twenty franchise. Her sense of style, flair and appearance came into play as she went about her daily routines. I spent the summers of my high school years babysitting for my beautiful sister. There are so many memories from those days - Sundays and fried chicken, and I don’t mean the Colonel’s - creamed cucumbers and the works, maybe a movie or two in the afternoon. As we grew older, we became friends, not just sisters. At times we liked to create a little fun, like sneaking a sip or two of Mogen David in the closet at the family gathering on Christmas then singing Carols with our newly-found singing abilities....., going through her closet for clothes to borrow (some were so new they still had the price tags on) for my trip to Hawaii to meet my husband - she said she'd never make it there, but at least she could say her clothes did....., reminiscing endlessly about our childhood years whenever she and Don came to visit......, and on, and on......if Heaven gives out duties, I know who will be in charge of style & grace - my sister Angela.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St Boniface Catholic Church starting with a rosary at 10:00am followed by a mass at 10:30am. Cremation has taken place & there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City, in memory of Angela, grandmother to Jordan Locke, who has Down syndrome https://www.kcdsg.org/supportkcdsg.php or the St Boniface Catholic Church, Tipton, KS. Roberts Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
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